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Brookline Patch Column: A Week With Twins in Brookline

So, as some of you already know, Nomi and I took the last week of 2011 as vacation (well, mostly; Nomi was still checking in with the office). Nowadays, when we take vacation is primarily decided by when our babysitter takes vacation, as we can't exactly traipse off to work and leave the kids to fend for themselves.

As I've noted before, possibly beyond the point of obviousness, having to take care of two toddlers changes the dynamic considerably. One's time is no longer one's own. Children demand constant attention, and if you don't give it to them, they will insist on it in various, um, amusing ways.

So in our latest The Brookline Parent column at Brookline Patch, I discuss what it was like to spend A Week With Twins in Brookline. Fortunately, Brookline has some "exceptional" playgrounds, as noted by Erin Chute Gallentine, our director of Parks and Open Space. And the weather was clear, if cold. If Muffin and Squeaker hadn't had the chance to run around during the week, they probably would have ended up bouncing off the walls – and we don't live in free fall, so it would have hurt.

Anyway, go read A Week With Twins in Brookline, for the cute pictures if nothing else.


Eleven days of Sundays sums up school vacation really, REALLY well.
Yep. "...these were not the stereotypical lazy Sundays of yore."

I'm glad I got it right. :-)
Agree completely that it really does change things! We went to visit SD's parents over vacation, though I'm not sure "vacation" is the right word - there's no sleeping in with a toddler, as you say, and the week was essentially spent chasing H around the house. (It was lovely to see SD's parents, but sadly they're not in the best of health, so they really can't watch H, even for a few minutes - if he takes off running, as happens often, there's no way they can catch him.)

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